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Jazz Burks
  • 39, Male
  • Chicago,Il
  • United States
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Jazz Burks's Discussions

Hey USTA keep your mouth shut!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Jul 27, 2012. 4 Replies

Vika is Rolling!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong Feb 21, 2012. 5 Replies

NTRP to break up Adult leagues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong Nov 30, 2011. 1 Reply

Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated and Tennis Magazine

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The only thing I can promise when I play is that I'm going to do something spectacular. Now, if it is spectacularly good or bad, that is up in the air!

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Jazz Burks left a comment for AJ Segneri
"I work days. I am off 4/23 and 4/27 or most weekend mornings."
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"I am heading out of town today and won't be back until Monday. Are you free on 4/14 in the morning?"
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"Saw that you were looking to hit in the morning. Can you hit tomorrow? 4/10?"
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I am a:
Tennis Fan, Casual Player, Tournament or League Player
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Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
On the court I'm a hard serving flashy shot maker who is trying to become an Open level player.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Roger Federer
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 4.0
On the court, I am a:
doubles partner, singles player, bomber, acer, one-hander, gamer, choker, top-spinner, double faulter, all courter, gracious winner, gracious loser
My favorite local courts:
Northeastern University, Touhy Park, Clarendon Park, Hamlin Park, Northwestern University, Chase Park, Roosevelt Park.
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Tournament Postmortem 11/16/2012

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 1:07pm 3 Comments

In my previous blog entry I stated my plan for my return to competitive tennis. Well this is how it went down...

First Match:

My internet scouting did seem accurate as my opponent appeared to lack the consistency of a top level 3.5 player but he did have solid technique that would warrant a move up from 3.0. In the first set I extended…


Back to competitive tennis

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

Making my return to USTA competitive tennis tonight. I'm playing a 3.5 singles tournament. I've had little practice so I'm not expecting much in the tournament. I lucked out with my 1st opponent who appears to be a top level 3.0 who is starting to play up. My opponent played this event last year and ate a double bagel in his 1st match. I hope to keep that tradition going for him. If I beat him I meet the 4th seed who got a bye. Both matches will take place tonight.

The plan…



Posted on December 7, 2009 at 10:10am 0 Comments

This was too big to put in my status box so I'm sticking it in my blog.

Found out two things this weekend. One, as pretty as my backhand is I should play the forehand side in doubles. Unless my partners backhand is an utter liability. Two, my doubles racquet is my EXO3 93 Graphite and my singles racquet is my Diablo tour mid.

Strokes of Genius

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 7:04am 1 Comment

I must give a shoutout to my favorite writer L. Jon Wertheim for his new book STROKES OF GENIUS: FEDERER, NADAL, AND THE GREATEST MATCH EVER PLAYED. Anybody that reads Wertheim's online mailbag column and his Tennis magazine stories will recognize some of the anecdotes and stories previously covered. It is fun to read them again as they are woven into this epic battle. Also the book is not only about Federer and Nadal you do get tidbits about Nole, Daydenko, even journeyman Marc Gicquel gets… Continue

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At 9:11am on April 10, 2015, AJ Segneri said…

I am heading out of town today and won't be back until Monday. Are you free on 4/14 in the morning?

At 7:03am on February 27, 2014, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

i have 2 Prince graphite OS originals. IN great condition. size 4 grips. let me know if you are interested. I can ship it to ya. $150 for both and shipping

At 6:08pm on February 23, 2014, Karen Salter said…

great meeting and playing with you too Jazz!  Although if I never have to try to return your serve again for many years, I'm fine with that.    And if you ever have trouble finding a partner for a mixed doubles tournament, I'd play with you in a heartbeat!

At 8:19am on April 19, 2013, Daniel Lee said…

That sounds great. Let's keep in touch.


4.0 player. I'd love to hit when the weather warms up!

At 1:21pm on December 19, 2012, Greg S said…

Hi Jazz, sent you a message re 4.5 team. We'd be happy to have you. Sending over the registration number now. 

At 10:06pm on November 17, 2012, Shereef Zedan said…

Yeah, Sunday morning would work. Just let me know ahead of time as its getting hard to book courts at Mcfetridge.

At 7:29pm on November 13, 2012, Shereef Zedan said…

Yeah, for the most part indoor from now on unless we get a nice day. Let me know if you want to hit sometime. I'm looking for regular partners for singles and doubles. Cell is 312-543-6065 if you wanna call or text for arrangments. 

At 6:12pm on April 20, 2012, Mark / The Mayor said…
You still blogging? You got to drop another gem in here. We got a recent blog of D.s 650 views in a few days.
At 6:56pm on April 6, 2012, Don said…

got your message, can you hit around 10 on Sunday morning in Romeoville? heres my number 1-630) 209-4520

At 12:15pm on July 20, 2011, Don said…
Hey Jazz, when you going to visit your parents in Romeoville so we can hit?

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